04-09-2013 Regular School Board Meeting
Agenda Item #34

Consultant Agreement between Harbor City Elementary and Learning-Focused


Two consultants from Learning-Focused will present two days of professional development training focused on Mapping the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Math in grades K-6 on May 16-17, 2013.  The training will be 8 hours per day and will take place at Eau Gallie High School.

Approximately 100 teachers from the following Title I schools will participate in the training:  Cape View Elementary, Discovery Elementary, Fairglen Elementary, Harbor City Elementary, Jupiter Elementary, McAuliffe Elementary, Palm Bay Elementary, Riviera Elementary, University Park Elementary.  Eau Gallie and Palm Bay High Schools will also be sending a small group.

Each school will send grade level representatives to bring the information back to their schools and share the mapping of both English Language Arts and Math standards.  Additionally, each school will become a subscriber to Learning Focused Engaged.  LF Engaged will house the combined efforts of all BPS teachers in implementing the strategies of the training, creating a common core professional learning community.

The total cost of the agreement is $7,000.  Learning-Focused is paid a flat rate of $3,500 a day which covers all travel and per diem expenses, as well as preparation and presentation time for actual training over the course of three days (1 travel and 2 training).  The two consultants will work with the schools prior to training to streamline curriculum to meet individual needs.  The cost will be paid with Title I funds with each of the nine schools being responsible for $777.

Approve the Consultant Agreement between Harbor City Elementary and Learning-Focused for the Mapping the Common Core Standards for English Language Arts and Math professional development training on May 16-17, 2013.

Meeting Date(s)
Information - 3/12/2013
Consent after Information4/9/2013

Authority for Action
Board Policy 6540

Involves Expenditure of Funds Directly in the Classroom

Source of Funding
Special Revenue - Federal

Cost Center


Christine Moore -- Principal, Harbor City Elementary -- 321-254-5534

Mark W. Mullins -- South Area Superintendent -- 321-254-0340

Attachment:  Harbor City - Learning Focused - May 2013.pdf